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Beautiful Pass-A-Grille Beach Wedding

Beautiful Pass-A-Grille, along the southern end of St. Petersburg Beach, has long been a favorite location for Beach Weddings. I performed a wedding there on June 30, 2017  for a lovely couple from Illinois. Because I arrived in plenty of time, I took the opportunity to have a light snack and beverage at The Wharf, ……


Rain Delayed Destination Beach Wedding Siesta Key

One of the challenges with destination beach weddings is dealing with the weather. In the Sarasota area we have thunder showers that can pop up at any time. Usually they last for a short period of time and are gone. On August 7, 2016 I played a rain delayed destination beach wedding on Siesta Key where ……


Intimate Home Wedding

Some of my couples decide to skip traditional wedding venues and have a home wedding ceremony. An intimate home wedding is a good choice for couples who try to budget their expenditures and provide a personal and intimate touch. The intimate wedding ceremony in the home can include all the formality and dignity as any ……


Wedding Performance on the World’s Top Beach

It was a pleasure to play a wedding performance and cocktail hour reception on the world’s top beach, Siesta Beach. For years, Sarasota’s Siesta Beach has been rated number one by a number of reviewers. Siesta Beach boasts white powdery sand and beautiful crystal clear gulf water. This particular wedding occurred on November 28, 2015, ……


Beach Wedding Ceremony 11/14/15

I played the music for a beautiful beach wedding ceremony on November 14, 2015. The location was the beautiful Boca Bay Pass Club in Boca Grande, FL. Boca Grande is a popular location for destination weddings along Florida’s west coast and a favorite among residents of the St. Louis area. The majority of the wedding ……


Siesta Key Beach Wedding

I performed solo, instrumental classical guitar music for a Siesta Key beach wedding on November 7, 2015. The weather was perfect for the lovely young couple from Ohio and their destination beach wedding. It was a sun-soaked, blue-sky day on Siesta Beach. Siesta Key is located along Florida’s West Central Coast in beautiful Sarasota, FL. ……


Beautiful October Beach Wedding

October is the month of choice for many couples who have destination beach weddings along Florida’s West Coast. I performed the music for a beautiful October beach wedding on 10/10/15 on Coquina Beach in Bradenton, Florida. The bride and groom were from Germany, and their guests and wedding party were from the U.S., Spanish speaking ……


Wedding Ceremony Performance

I recently performed the wedding ceremony music for a lovely couple in The Spanish Chapel located at The South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Florida. For this wedding ceremony performance, the idea was to fill the chapel with music from the Spanish Guitar repertoire. I began by playing prelude music composed by Francisco Tarrega. His short ……


Wedding Ceremony Musician

I am a wedding ceremony musician. My instrument is the guitar. The guitar is the perfect instrument for wherever the wedding venue is located. Whether it’s indoors, outdoors, at a church or on the beach. The guitar is portable, versatile and pleasing to the ear. Many times I’m asked to match music selections with different ……


Beach Wedding Ceremony at Venice Beach

I played beach wedding ceremony music for a lovely bride and her groom on Saturday night. Sharky’s on the Pier on Venice Beach is a beautiful venue for destination weddings like this for my couple from Colorado. Sand, sunset and cool breeze off of the Gulf of Mexico – what could be better?


Networking with Wedding Professionals

I had the opportunity to network with wedding planners, officiants, restauranteurs and other wedding musicians like myself Tuesday night at The Resort at Longboat Key Club. We talked about wedding planning and selecting the proper time of day for beach weddings along the beautiful Longboat Key. We agreed that the closer to sunset the better. ……


Preparing Music for Sarasota Beach Weddings

Ed Sheeran’s and Amy Wadge’s “Thinking Out Loud” is a great modern-day love song with a very soulful feel. It works as an instrumental in the original key (D). Couples are choosing this tune for weddings because it speaks of a lifetime of love. The melody is guitaristic in nature. The challenge lies in playing ……


Practice Makes Perfect!

Keeping musical skills at their peek requires constant practice. As a wedding ceremony musician, I want to keep my traditional repertoire in tact, while I also work on new tunes. I play both jazz and classical guitar for my profession. This gives me the versatility I need to do two parts of the wedding event ……


Different Guitar Choices

Different guitars have different sound qualities. I am currently working on the song, “Over the Rainbow.” This song is a popular request for wedding ceremonies and wedding cocktail hour music. I am currently in the process of making a YouTube video playing the song using the guitar that I think is best suited for my ……